Review: A Week in July

A Week in July
(Orange Peel Records)

Being from Pittsburgh, I have seen this band play before – specifically when they first formed as a band.  This record is better than they were then, but it still doesn’t break out of a mold that they have put themselves into.  The drumming stands out against the average, but solid, stringed instruments and vocals.  The songs are ones that you could expect to have heard before but with a little twist of AWIJ added for distinction from the countless bands playing similar music.  If you’re interested, they will be on tour across the nation until November 23rd, but overall the music is just a little too predictable to me and that is why I am turning it off…now.